Latest Football Transfer News For Today for 18th August 2021
Odegaard Set To Join Arsenal
Arsenal have been trying to sign Martin Ødegaard after his loan spell with the club, it is now finally happening.
Arsenal is set to sign Odegaard, deal has been confirmed and will be completed in few days to come. Ødegaard will re-join Arsenal on permanent deal. Fee to be decided in the next hours. Contract until June 2026.
Chelsea Working To Offload Emerson
Chelsea are still working to sell Emerson Palmieri. Olympique Lyon are progressing in talks with Chelsea but Napoli hope Emerson to wait for their proposal in the next days.
Chelsea are also in negotiation for Zappacosta to Fiorentina [with Lirola to join OM] or Atalanta as plan B.
Locatelli Close To Signing For Juventus
Manuel Locatelli has just arrived in Torino in order to complete his move to Juventus today, confirmed. He’ll undergo his medical on Wednesday morning then sign until June 2026.
Juve will sign Locatelli on two years loan with buy obligation in 2023 for €35m.
AC Milan Pushing To Sign Bakayoko
AC Milan are in talks with Chelsea for Tiemoué Bakayoko’s comeback, negotiations ongoing as he’s on the Chelsea are open to selling him but that will happen if the right bid comes in.
AC Milan are also closing on Alessandro Florenzi deal with AS Roma – final details to complete the agreement for the new right back.
Real Madrid To Extend Valverde Contract
Real Madrid are working to extend Fede Valverde’s contract, agreement close to be completed as Real consider him one of the ‘untouchable’ players for present and future.
New deal expected to be announced soon after Carvajal and Courtois.
Lautaro Martinez Transfer Saga
Tottenham and Atletico Madrid offered around €70m plus add ons, €90m total for Lautaro Martinez few weeks ago. Inter turned down both proposals and now plan to keep Lautaro.
Inter will meet with Lautaro agent today to open talks on potential new contract.